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City of Military Glory is an honorary title bestowed upon the citizenry of Russian cities, where defenders had displayed courage, steadfastness, and mass heroism in the fight for their Fatherland’s freedom and independence during the Second World War.
Pskov, one of the oldest Russian cities, was first mentioned in the Laurentian Chronicle in 903. The original name of Pskov was “Pleskov” meaning “the town of purling water”. Until the 12th century, Pskov was part of the Old Russian state. In 1136, after the proclamation of the Novgorod Republic, the town came under the rule of Novgorod. In 1240, Pskov was captured by the Teutonic Order. The town was liberated by the army of Alexander Nevsky in 1242.
During World War II, the medieval citadel provided little protection against modern artillery of Wehrmacht, and Pskov suffered substantial damage during the German occupation from July 9, 1941 until July 23, 1944. A huge portion of the population died during the war, and Pskov has since struggled to regain its traditional position as a major industrial and cultural center of Western Russia.
In the center of the disc the indication of the denomination of the coin 10 RUBLES. Inside of the figure "0" – hidden pictures of the figure 10 and of the inscription RUB visible by turns on changing angle of vision. Along the rim circular inscriptions, on top BANK OF RUSSIA, on bottom the mint trade mark (SPMD) and the date 2013, to the left the stylized image of a laurel branch, to the right of the oak one.
The coat of arms of the town of Pskov, over it on a ribbon the semicircular inscription: CITIES OF MILITARY GLORY, below the inscription along the rim PSKOV.
ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ
6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.